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  1. Hi, I save most of my log entries locally (Send Log Now is turned off). Occasionally in the 3.x versions: after (successfully) sending the logs to GS, Cachly still shows a number against Pending Geocache Logs and on the app badge. Maybe only on bulk submission? if I continue creating local logs, these will often (always?) disappear into a black hole after a while… maybe after Cachly is relaunched? And the count will then be correct. Sorry for not having more details, but this is serious and has caught me a couple of times, so wanted to raise it now.
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    Zooming

    That would suit me… at least until I age a few more years And it's a 'minimum offline map font size=x' I'm after.
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    Zooming

    In Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size you can bump up the slider to make the street names on Apple's map more legible (both the Maps app and Apple Maps option within Cachly). Unfortunately iOS increases the font size everywhere… I'd rather it only increased the tiny fonts.
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    Zooming

    Yeah, Cachly's map and Apple Maps are the 2 worst places for small text for me It's a workaround, but iOS can show a magnifying glass on the screen: http://www.wikihow.com/Magnify-Your-iOS-Device-with-Accessibility-Zooming
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    Geosphere import and Corrected Coords

    I've installed GSAK inside Virtual Box (free) as I have a Mac — it's a powerful program, but you do need a reasonable level of geekiness to use it. It runs fine in trial mode if you want/can take that path. For 300 caches it's probably just as quick to do them manually, though I've found GSAK invaluable for checking the odd challenge cache.
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    Bug in showing nearby caches with corrected coordinates

    Nice idea, but it's 3.2 kilometres (2 miles), and that rule's only been in place since around 2006… so earlier original vs. corrected coords could have a much larger gap.
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    GPS not working when phone has No Service

    Something to keep in mind is the iPhone uses Assisted GPS: if you have a network connection it can take up to 30 seconds to download satellite data before your location can be calculated. Without a network connection this maximum increases to 10+ minutes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS
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    Content of offline cache

    Don't rely on live mode if you're going off the grid: if Cachly is restarted for any reason, maybe iOS decides it's short of memory, you will lose the live data.
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    Radius circle on current position marker

    But the existing caches all have circles, so you just ensure you're outside them?
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    Reauthenticate ignores automatic search

    This is pretty minor After reauthenticating, Cachly will ignore Automatic Search on Start being turned off, and show the first 50 caches regardless.
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    Workaround Access Token Expired

    I believe that too, but authentication appears to be a series of web pages, so Cachly could save my password then enter it for me, or enable keychain access on those pages.
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    Pending Geocache Logs: incorrect count, lost entries

    I think the number only goes away when Cachly is restarted, at which point it seems to correct itself but also delete any new logs created in the meantime. It's happened 3 times… it may be related to a log which wouldn't send — a Found against an Event, or poor cellular service. I've been submitting individual logs and Cachly has been fine. I'll do that for a bit longer and maybe risk a bulk submission again
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Every new post you change what the issue is. You said you were on 10.3.1, now you're saying the problems started in 10.3.2 I've used both with no issues. Nik's replied about 'locking' the navigation screen in a future version of Cachly so accidental touches are ignored. You've been told how to force a recalibration, but persist in saying it can't be done. Sounds like your Garmin is the best option for you.
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    Battery drain with Cachly

    If any GPS-using program is left open, the phone will chew through battery at somewhere around 10% an hour.
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    Low res map of entire world

    Would find it handy to be able to download a low-res map of the entire world.
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    Problems with waypoints

    V3 is misbehaving for me with waypoints: waypoints are duplicated numerous times in offline lists: first image shows the offline waypoints, 2nd the live. can't delete a waypoint… possibly because it's duplicated: see 3rd and 4th images. Cachly seems to be overriding my waypoint name if it's corrected now? Maybe not let the user edit the title, or overwrite the title so it's obvious? Cachly 3.0.1
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    At best, GPS is accurate to 5 m (16 feet), so you need to double that for the original GPS reading + the finder's reading.
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    Problems with waypoints

    Thanks Nic. Reasonably sure the first lot of duplicates was generated just by doing PQ imports… maybe different lists with the same caches in them triggering it? I was in the bush for the 2nd set, but AFAIK had reception the entire time.
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    Importing a file resorts Offline lists

    Hi, not sure if new bug or just noticed… Importing a new list causes Cachly to lose the sort order on existing lists: order Offline lists using Edit and dragging them to change order Import from iTunes select the file to import (in this example a My Finds zip) Choose Offline List tap + to create new list tap Save select the just created list tap Import go back to Offline lists and the order has been changed note that quitting and restarting Cachly will restore the original order Cachly was also crashing every 2nd or 3rd import doing this, but possibly because of the 'translated' cache descriptions I was exporting from GSAK. The count of caches in an offline list was also 0 or double (if reimporting), but that's been covered in another thread. Suggestion: I think Cachly should combine steps 5-7: if you're creating a new list Cachly should select it for you. Cachly 3.0.1 (2), iOS 10.3.2; 2 different devices.
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    App icon badge count options?

    I like the current badge as it's a reminder there's things to do — finish & send logs. This use of a badge is also standard iOS behaviour. I would sometimes use a daily found count inside the app which showed submitted + pending for the day.
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    iPad Support

    In the meantime, vote on this one
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    Add to watchlist when logging

    Suspect this isn't possible with Groundspeak API… but would be cool to have option to add cache to watchlist when logging it (alongside adding to favs).
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    Getting good coordinates for cache placement

    Your phone will report the same location irrespective of what app you're using. A phone (currently) won't be as accurate as a dedicated GPS unit, particularly under trees. Both are bad around taller buildings. As well as ChrisDen's advice, you should take multiple readings over different days, mathematically average them, and use that result. Good luck!
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    Loading a GPX file distributed at an event

    As per first post, you can create your own caches in a GPX file. If that's too hard, you could add waypoints to an existing random cache, and navigate to them.
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    Problems using the compass

    Nic's already told you how to recalibrate the compass: follow his steps 1-4 above, plus the para after that. Are you using Navigate to Cache? When you get close to a cache, the Compass tab is much easier to use than the Map tab. Apple's feedback pages are explicit that your suggestion will be read but not replied to. I'm sure Apple knows about magnetic and true north Maybe you struck the wrong guy or were talking at cross purposes. e.g. The iOS Compass app can be switched between true and magnetic north.
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